Reach of Litigation Privilege To Be Tested By Florida Supreme Court

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In a day and age when every other day there seems to be a sex scandal involving a politician’s “indiscretions,” the Florida Supreme Court has been asked to examine a legal issue arising out of an alleged sex scandal. In DelMonico v. Traynor, No. SC10-1397, the Court must determine whether an attorney is protected by the litigation privilege against claims for defamation and tortious interference when he related to another party’s ex-spouses and former business associates during witness interviews that the party used prostitutes to entice business clients. The Court accepted the case for review based on conflict with the Court’s prior decision in Levin, Middlebrooks, Mabie, Thomas, Mayes & Mitchell P.A. v. U.S. Fire Insurance Co., 639 So. 2d 606 (Fla. 1994). The district court’s decision is reported at 47 So. 3d 1287 (Fla. 4th DCA 2010), and the slip opinion can be found here. The Court heard oral argument on June 9, 2011.

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